Women's Health

Focused ultrasound provides a scalpel-free approach to treat several women’s health conditions.

The technology is available in the U.S. and around the world to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids without surgery, allowing women to preserve their uterus, avoid complications of surgery and reduce their recovery time. To increase patient awareness and access to treatment options for uterine fibroids, including focused ultrasound, the Foundation manages a patient support initiative called Fibroid Relief.

Focused ultrasound is also used in Europe to treat adenomyosis, a condition in which tissue that usually lines the uterus grows into the muscular wall of the uterus, causing pain and bleeding.

Focused ultrasound is approved in Europe and/or Asia to treat benign breast growths (fibroadenomas) as well as cancerous tumors in the breast. Clinical trials using focused ultrasound to treat breast cancer and fibroadenomas in the U.S. are on the horizon.

Learn more about focused ultrasound for:

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Adenomyosis Outside Approval icon Clinical Trials icon  
Breast Cancer Outside Approval icon Clinical Trials icon  
Breast Fibroadenoma Outside Approval icon Clinical Trials icon  
Cervical Tumors Clinical Trials icon    
Cervicitis Clinical Trials icon    
Ectopic Pregnancy Clinical Trials icon    
Endometrial Tumors Clinical Trials icon    
Endometriosis, Uterine
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Fetal Surgery Early Stage icon    
Ovarian Tumors Clinical Trials icon    
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Early Stage icon    
Uterine Fibroids FDA Approved icon Outside Approval icon Clinical Trials icon
Vaginal Tumors Clinical Trials icon